Picture yourself at the gym. It might be confined, people are huffing and puffing, everyone is moving around. And that’s before you hit the showers and change room.
Keen to get back to the gym? Be careful. It’s easy to get injured if you’ve been inactive.
If you’re itching to get back to the gym when it re-opens, here’s what you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Gyms start to empty as more and more people give up their New Year’s resolutions.
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Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year’s resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Men are feeling more and more pressure to get rid of their love handles and beer bellies – and heavy promotion of unrealistic appearance standards are to blame.
Building muscle mass and strength is only one of a number of reasons people might use steroids.
When you think of steroid users, it’s likely you picture a male in the gym with huge muscles. But all sorts of people use steroids for all sorts of reasons.
There’s good evidence drinking coffee before exercise can marginally improve your performance.
Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there’s evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.
Where to start amid all the equipment, classes and lycra.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you’ve the right genes.
You don’t need to hit the gym to reduce your chance of early death.
A new study has found bodyweight exercises you can do at home are just as good as a gym workout.
Gym-goers are going crazy for these products. It’s time for a reality check.
Exercise practitioners and personal trainers are taught to help us set goals.
Exercise practitioners are taught to help us set goals to get active. But the way we set goals may be unhelpful, or worse, make it even harder for us to exercise.
It is is a misperception to think that performance-enhancing drug use is only an issue in elite sport.
There are concerns that performance-enhancing drug use is quickly becoming a public health crisis.
An Australian woman recently died as a result of taking too much protein supplement. But that doesn’t mean these sorts of supplements should be avoided.
Unlike the immediacy of cooking, gaining and losing fat are relatively slow processes. Rapid methods for weight loss are rarely sustainable.
Celebrity fitness gurus tell us to turn up the heat in the gym to see immediate results. But the science of how we use energy in our bodies shows a long-term view is the best approach.
Reached a fitness goal? Reward yourself.
Dr James Brown answered questions on Facebook Live from how much exercise you need to what you should eat afterwards.
Too busy to work out? Not anymore.
Why less is more when it comes to exercise.
Although older women are not naturally prone to exercise, being part of an exercise group helps them to stay in a fitness program.
The relationship that older women build up with their trainers is key to maintaining their participation in exercise programs.
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People have used bodybuilding to improve their physical performance for at least 1,500 years. The first recorded example was the sixth-century wrestler, Milo of Croton, in southern Italy. Milo reportedly…